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Michael Pritchard's Blog – September 2012 Archive (35)

Job: Deputy Director - Autograph ABP

Autograph ABP one of the UK’s leading arts agencies, working nationally and internationally in the fields of photography, cultural identity and human rights is looking to appoint a Deputy Director with the proven track record to help the organisation build on its successes and assist in the next phase of…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on September 29, 2012 at 8:04 — No Comments

Conference: Conservation ICOM and AIC

During 11-15 February 2013 the world's photographs conservation specialists will be meeting in Wellington, NZ.  The meeting will bring together, for the first time in the southern hemisphere, the photographic materials groups from the International Council of Museums, Conservation Committee (ICOM-CC) based in Paris and the…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on September 28, 2012 at 18:00 — No Comments

George Eastman House announces Dr. Bruce Barnes as the new director

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film announced today the appointment of Dr. Bruce Barnes as the Ron and Donna Fielding Director. Barnes will assume his role as eighth director of the museum—the world’s oldest museum of photography and one of the largest…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on September 28, 2012 at 5:18 — No Comments

Exhibition: Mike Seaborne - London: Landscapes in Transition

Foto8 is pleased to announce an exhibition of photography by Mike Seaborne, comprising two of his long-term projects, Thames Estuary and Facades. East of the City of London, the Thames was traditionally both the industrial backbone and backyard of London. The gradual loss of docks and heavy industry in…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on September 27, 2012 at 20:42 — No Comments

Conference: Association for Historical and Fine Art Photography

The 2012 UK conference of the Association for Historical and Fine Art Photography (AHFAP) is to be held at the Dulwich Picture Gallery on Monday, 19 November. It  promises as ever to be an exciting event with speakers on a wide range of subjects and with plenty of opportunity for social and professional exchange.…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on September 27, 2012 at 20:35 — No Comments

Library of Birmingham Photography Collection lends to China

Birmingham's Library has loaned two sets of important photographs from its nationally and internationally significant collections to a major exhibition in Guangzhou, China. The photographs are being hand-carried by curator Pete James. 

The exhibition, The Unseen, to be shown at the Guangdong Museum of…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on September 27, 2012 at 20:29 — No Comments

Information request: showman Harry Addison

An enquirer is seeking information about the 'Greatest collection of photos of Novelties and Freaks' which was collected and exhibited by Showman Harry Addison between 1872-1912. Half of this collection was bought by showman Tom Norman and the other half was purchased and put on permanent exhibition in the…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on September 23, 2012 at 9:21 — No Comments

Seduced by Art: Photography Past and Present

The Art Newspaper carries an interview with the curators of the National Gallery's upcoming exhibition Seduced by Art. The piece also gives a wider perspective on how photography has been collected in Britain over recent years. The short extract below gives a flavour of the piece: 

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Added by Michael Pritchard on September 23, 2012 at 9:11 — No Comments

Exhibition: Collective Observations: Folklore & Photography from Benjamin Stone to Flickr

Since 1897, when Sir Benjamin Stone established the National Photographic Record Association (NPRA), photographers have had a fascination with the rites and rituals of Britain. Photography and folklore practice have a complimentary relationship – the medium of photography captures the ephemeral moment. Despite…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on September 23, 2012 at 9:05 — No Comments

Exhibition: Illuminated World - A unique exploration of early photography from an extraordinary local man

Bexley Heritage Trust unveils Illuminated World exhibition at Hall Place. A unique exploration of early photography from an extraordinary local man Hall Place, situated in Bexley, a Tudor mansion set in magnificent sixty five hectares of gardens, is this autumn welcoming a unique photography exhibition; Illuminated…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on September 23, 2012 at 9:01 — No Comments

Exhibition: Man Ray Portraits

A major photographic exhibition, Man Ray Portraits, opens at the National Portrait Gallery on 7 February 2013. Devoted to one of the most innovative and influential artists of his generation, the exhibition will include over 150 vintage prints from Man Ray’s career taken between 1916 and…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on September 21, 2012 at 20:30 — No Comments

Who do you think you are? Alex Kingston and photography (UPDATED)

Actress Alex Kingston knows that her great-grandfather, William Keevil, died during the First World War, leaving behind a wife and young family - including Alex's then 4-year-old grandmother. Alex sets out to investigate exactly what happened to William, and discovers how his pre-war career as a photographer put him in…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on September 21, 2012 at 18:54 — No Comments

Reference Works: the Library of Birmingham Photography Project

In conversation with Andrew Lacon, Stuart Whipps, Pete James.  Pete James, Head of Photographs at Birmingham Central Library talks to Andrew Lacon and Stuart Whipps about the work they are making for REFERENCE WORKS: the Library of Birmingham Photography Project.

The project, Birmingham’s largest…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on September 21, 2012 at 10:38 — No Comments

Lecture: The magic lantern and science

The Scientific Instrument Society is pleased to announce that the Society's twentieth Medal Lecture will be delivered by Dr Willem Hackmann, who will speak on Spectacular Science through the Magic Lantern on 23 November at 6pm, at the Society of Antiquaries, London.

The lecture is free and open to the…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on September 21, 2012 at 10:05 — No Comments

Archisle: The Jersey Contemporary Photography Programme

Archisle: The Jersey Contemporary Photography Programme, hosted by the Société Jersiaise (Jersey Society) in Jersey, Channel Islands promotes contemporary photography through an ongoing programme of exhibitions, education and commissions. The Archisle project connects photographic archives,…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on September 21, 2012 at 9:52 — No Comments

National Media Museum Discovers World’s First Colour Moving Pictures (UPDATED - iPlayer link)

London and Bradford, 13 September 2012 – The National Media Museum in Bradford has unveiled the earliest colour moving pictures ever made. The Museum will now invite the public to see these vivid images from its Collection for the first time in over a hundred years in a new display which opens today.

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Added by Michael Pritchard on September 18, 2012 at 5:22 — 1 Comment

Auction: Tryggve Gran's Ica Ideal 325 camera

Christie's is to offer Tryggve Gran's (1889-1980) ICA Ideal 325 plate camera, in an auction on 9 October 2012. The camera was supplied by H. Abel, Christiania, and used on Scott's Terra Nova expedition, 1910-14; leather covered case, with Carl Zeiss Jena Nr.125838 Doppel Amatar 1:6,8 F16,5cm…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on September 16, 2012 at 18:32 — No Comments

Exhibition: August Sander

Leicester: New Walk Museum & Art Gallery are delighted to announce one of the most comprehensive exhibitions of August Sander’s work in England, presenting 175 works by one of the twentieth century’s most important photographers. The exhibition of German photographer August Sander (1876-1964) draws together 175…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on September 16, 2012 at 10:14 — No Comments

Talbot's World: A Gallery of Natural Magic

New York – An exhibition of early work by William Henry Fox Talbot, the inventor of the photographic negative, will be on view at Hans P. Kraus Jr. Fine Photographs from September 25 through November 2, 2012. Talbot’s World: A Gallery of Natural Magic will present more than 25 photogenic…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on September 15, 2012 at 19:27 — No Comments

FORMAT Photoforum

A monthly meeting for discussions about photography led by photographer, journalist, author and teacher, Paul Hill. Each month will present a different aspect within the field of photographic practice, including publishing, technique, individual artists, reading images, and encourage discussion and debate that…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on September 15, 2012 at 19:04 — No Comments

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